Thursday, May 17, 2007


CALL FOR ESSAYS: IFPRI 2020 Writing Contest

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is pleased to announce a writing contest for youth. We invite you to present your views on how to arrive at a world where no one lives in poverty and hunger.

To participate, you must be between 14 and 18 years old.
Deadline for submissions (typed and in English only): August 1, 2007
Length: 2,000 words maximum

Use your writing skills to write an essay, short story, poem, open letter to a national leader, short play, or other text on How we can make poverty and hunger problems of the past in all nations across the globe.

Prizes: First prize is US$ 500, plus a booklet in which your essay will be published with other high-quality contributions. Runner up prizes are US$ 250, plus a booklet in which your essay will be published. The booklet will be posted on IFPRI's website. The essays from the last contest are available at

For additional guidelines and details, please visit our website:

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